A poignant memoir on overcoming the trauma of sexual abuse and finding light, Song over Silence: A Story about Finding My Voice While Healing Child Incest Abuse by Jill Dyann Bittle follows the author's painful journey towards self-acceptance and healing. In clear prose and a voice that echoes with honesty, Bittle shares her story, taking readers through the harrowing experience of being sexually abused as a child by her paternal grandfather while her parents were away on vacation, an experience that remained buried in her subconscious mind and that overshadowed the relationships in her life. As she grew up, it became difficult for her to create strong and healthy relationships, experienced depression, lacked focus in her studies, had a tendency to hurt herself, and more. This memoir documents the journey towards healing, allowing readers a powerful glimpse of the light at the end of the darkest tunnel in this author’s life.
Jill Dyann Bittle's memoir is deeply moving and the author has the uncanny ability to write about the littlest of her emotions with a lot of clarity. The book shows how trauma resulting from sexual abuse can infest the different aspects of a woman’s life and create obstacles to growth and emotional freedom. It takes a lot of courage to speak about a topic as taboo as incest and sexual abuse, and this author shows that courage, inviting readers into an open conversion that explores the effects of sexual abuse on women as they grow up, the impact on self-confidence, self-identity, and self-worth, and what it takes to achieve inner freedom. Written in gorgeous prose and littered with insights, Song over Silence is an inspiring tale of triumph over trauma and the choices that allow us to re-define ourselves after undergoing horrific experiences. This author will lead you through a journey of inner healing and the story reminds readers on every page of the pain of the many silent people who have been abused and left to deal with the trauma on their own. It is bold and in turn heartbreaking and inspirational.